I think I haven’t left something clear here at GamerSyndrome, so I’ll have to do it right now. I’m a big Zelda fanboy, with the 8-bit Overworld messenger bag and all. I love all of the Zelda games that have ever hit the shelves (no, CD-i DID NOT HAPPEN!) and it’s no news flash that I’m going to flip out this June when the remake of my favorite game of all time is out.
Oh right, the news…well it seems that when the big cheese of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, said that the game was going to be crammed with lots of new features, he wasn’t joking around. Recently, the President of Nintendo announced that, besides the already mentioned Master Quest retake that was released on the Nintendo GameCube, Ocarina of Time 3D will also feature a Boss Rush Mode for those fans who are more about the combat, and less about the puzzles and riddles.
Iwata mentioned that players will unlock this mode after a certain point in the game has been reached (my guess is after the first act of the story), and will be able to challenge all the dungeon bosses that have been defeated on the main story so far; one after the other.
If that wasn’t enough, the 3DS remake will also feature small video clips that will aid newcomers to the land of Hyrule. These small videos will aid the player with such things as where to go next, tricky challenges, and more difficult puzzles that appear in the game. This applies for both the classic N64 rendition of Ocarina, and the more challenging Master Quest version. This remake is looking better and better with each passing day, and it’ll sure keep us busy until Skyward Sword hits the Wii.
You could say that these videos act in the same way that the “Super Kong” acted in Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii last year and, although it worked well with a very challenging platformer, I think that the videos could flat out give away the puzzle answers. It doesn’t bother me, since I’ve already gone through both versions of Ocarina. Then again, it is a feature for newcomers, so I guess it’s ok? In any situation, Iwata stated that these and more features will be integrated in the game, and I just can’t wait for it to come out…seriously, I WANT IT TO BE JUNE ALREADY! I’ve completed and cleared every single aspect of PilotWings Resort and no other 3DS game fancies my taste right now!
The remake is being developed by Grezzo, a studio outside Nintendo that’s lead by the director of Secret of Mana and also recognized for a lot of their work in the old Final Fantasy games. Players will be able to return to Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D when it hits the Nintendo 3DS on June 19th in North America. I’m probably gonna be reported missing that day.
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